Melbourne Victory holiday program encourages leadership and participation

80 young people from secondary schools across metropolitan Melbourne took part in the Melbourne Victory holiday program last week.

This initiative, supported by the Department of Education and Training, introduced students to a range of activities and new experiences.  

Participation in football underpinned the program, which included mentoring sessions with Melbourne Victory players and the Club’s Community Ambassador, Archie Thompson, and activities to encourage leadership and team participation.

The holiday program was designed to provide participants with new life skills and included an employability session to show students how to develop a resume, apply for a job and prepare for an interview.

Coach education training was also part of the program with participants acquiring MiniRoos coaching qualifications.  A highlight of the program was the visit to the Victoria Police Academy, where program participants experienced what it takes to become a police officer.  

Melbourne Victory was very proud to host the participants, to provide access to our players, coaches and staff and to share our experiences. We would like to thank the Department of Education and Training and Victoria Police for their support.

Police visit
The program involved a visit to the police academy
Kenny Athiu speaks to participants
Kenny Athiu speaks to participants
Participants enjoyed presentations from A-League and W-League players
Participants enjoyed presentations from A-League and W-League players